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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for AWS Professionals

GCP Comparison

Joe Holbrook

This course introduces AWS professionals to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Learn what Google Cloud Platform is and how it compares to AWS. GCP and AWS expert Joseph Holbrook will detail how GCP services compare to AWS services. You will also take a look at the advantages of Google Cloud Platform and Identify GCP counterparts for Amazon VPC, subnets, routing ,Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, auto-scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, AWS IAM, etc. Next you will also learn how to recognize GCP terminology and concepts as well as understand features and pricing model differences. You will also see how key services like Cloud Storage, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud SQL, Cloud Launcher and App Engine compare directly to AWS.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Create an account and apply important first steps to securing that account
  • Identify key services offered for compute, storage, database, and other solutions
  • Clearly compare GCP Services to AWS
  • GCP Cloud Fundamentals, Services and Tools
  • GCP Best Practices and Terminology
  • GCP Cloud Certifications and resources

This training course is for you because...

  • You are an AWS professional and want to understand how it compares to AWS
  • Can’t step out for several days but can attend a few hours per day
  • You don’t understand GCP services and how they compare to AWS


A basic understanding of general networking concepts, cloud computing, and multi-tier architecture clouds. Experience with Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2 instances, and disks. Familiarity with Amazon Services such as S3 and VMS are recommended. - 6 months of using AWS Services or watching AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate - Understand basic networking technologies. This can be achieved through watching Networking Fundamentals LiveLessons

Materials, downloads, or Supplemental Content needed in advance


About your instructor

  • Joe Holbrook has been in the IT field since 1993 when he was exposed to several HPUX systems onboard a US Navy flagship USS JFK. He has migrated from UNIX networking world to Storage Area Networking(SAN) and then onto Enterprise Cloud/Virtualization and Blockchain Architectures. He has worked for numerous companies like HDS, 3PAR Data, Brocade, Dimension Data, EMC, Northrup Grumman, ViON, Ibasis.net, Chematch.com, SAIC and Siemens Nixdorf. He also has been a contract technical trainer for HPE (3PAR), Hitachi Data Systems, Training Associates, ITPrenuers and Global Knowledge. Joe is also a widely published course author on outlets such as LinkedIn Learning, INE.com, and Pearson Safari

    Currently, Joe is the owner of MyBlockChainExperts and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. He is also a frequent conference speaker and blogger and technical marketer. Joe also accomplished the Google Analytics Individual Qualification(GAIQ) and has provided technical marketing guidance for numerous small businesses. Joe previously owned HPE Property Management for 10 years, which he utilized Google Analytics proficiently to take over the Reston, VA market before selling to a competitor in 2018.

    Joe is also a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect (CBSA) and Certified Blockchain Developer- Hyperledger Fabric- (CBDH), and avid Blockchain and Cryptocurrency geek. He also holds Industry leading certifications from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, EMC, VMWare, CompTIA, HP, Cloud Credential Council, Palo Alto Networks and numerous other organizations

    Joe is the author of “Architecting Enterprise Blockchain Solutions” Wiley October 2019


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Segment 1: Introducing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) (60 Minutes)

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Infrastructure Overview

  • Understanding Billing/Accounts in GCP

  • Break 10 Minutes

Segment 2 GCP Virtual Machines (60 Minutes)

  • App Engine
  • Compute Engine
  • Kubenetes Engine
  • Break 10 Minutes

Segment 3 GCP Virtual Networking Fundamentals (60 Minutes)

  • VPNs, VPC, Cloud DNS, Load Balancing
  • Data Storage Services (Cloud Storage, Data Storage Services BigTable, BigQuery)
  • Break 10 Minutes

Segment 4 GCP Monitoring Resources (60 Minutes)

  • Terminology
  • Certifications
  • How to get started in GCP